PRESENCE OF ARCOBACTER SPP. IN IN-LINE MILK FILTERS: AN EMERGING AND SIGNIFICANT MICROBIOLOGICAL HAZARD IN FOOD

  • F. Giacometti | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Veterinarie – Università di Bologna, Italy.
  • A. Serraino Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Veterinarie – Università di Bologna, Italy.
  • D. Florio Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Veterinarie – Università di Bologna, Italy.
  • S. Piva Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Veterinarie – Università di Bologna, Italy.
  • R. Riu Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Veterinarie – Università di Bologna, Italy.
  • R. Zanoni Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Veterinarie – Università di Bologna, Italy.

Abstract

While a study on the presence of foodborne pathogens in in-line milk filters of Italian dairy farms authorized for production and sale of raw milk was in progress, we fortuitously detected and isolated some Arcobacter spp. during routine analysis for thermotolerant Campylobacter. This observation suggested that extraordinary and non-standardized growth conditions for detection and identification were needed to provide more information and data on this poorly known emergent zoonotic pathogen. The presence of Arcobacter butzleri and Arcobacacter cryaerophilus in milk filters of dairy farms authorized for production and sale of raw milk poses a risk for public health and rather suggests that raw milk samples should also be examined for Arcobacter contamination. While the role of Arcobacter spp. in human disease awaits further evaluation, a precautionary approach is advisable and control measures to prevent or to eliminate the hazard of Arcobacter spp. in food and from the human food chain should be encouraged as well as more epidemiological studies. With this article, we review the literature of this organism in order to focus the relevant information to food safety.

Dimensions

Altmetric

PlumX Metrics

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Published
2011-04-01
Info
Issue
Section
Reviews
Keywords:
Arcobacter spp., milk filters, raw milk
Statistics
  • Abstract views: 593

  • PDF: 1447
How to Cite
1.
Giacometti F, Serraino A, Florio D, Piva S, Riu R, Zanoni R. PRESENCE OF ARCOBACTER SPP. IN IN-LINE MILK FILTERS: AN EMERGING AND SIGNIFICANT MICROBIOLOGICAL HAZARD IN FOOD. Ital J Food Safety [Internet]. 2011Apr.1 [cited 2021Apr.19];1(1):13-0. Available from: https://www.pagepressjournals.org/index.php/ijfs/article/view/ijfs.2011.1.13